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Case-control study on occupational exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields and glioma risk
Örebro Univ, Örebro.
Tallinn Univ Technol, Tallinn, Estonia.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
Örebro Univ, Örebro.
2017 (English)In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, ISSN 0271-3586, E-ISSN 1097-0274, Vol. 60, no 5, 494-503 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) was in 2002 classified as a possible human carcinogen, Group 2B, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer at WHO.

Methods

Life time occupations were assessed in case-control studies during 1997-2003 and 2007-2009. An ELF-EMF Job-Exposure Matrix was used for associating occupations with ELF exposure (T). Cumulative exposure (T-years), average exposure (T), and maximum exposed job (T) were calculated.

Results

Cumulative exposure gave for astrocytoma grade IV (glioblastoma multiforme) in the time window 1-14 years odds ratio (OR)=1.9, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.4-2.6, p linear trend <0.001, and in the time window 15+ years OR=0.9, 95%CI=0.6-1.3, p linear trend=0.44 in the highest exposure categories 2.75+ and 6.59+ T years, respectively.

Conclusion

An increased risk in late stage (promotion/progression) of astrocytoma grade IV for occupational ELF-EMF exposure was found.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 60, no 5, 494-503 p.
Keyword [en]
astrocytoma, electromagnetic fields, ELF-EMF, glioma, occupational exposure, RF-EMF, risk factors, wireless phones
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30778DOI: 10.1002/ajim.22707ISI: 000399609000010PubMedID: 28394434ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85017463500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-30778DiVA: diva2:1098005
Available from: 2017-05-23 Created: 2017-05-23 Last updated: 2017-06-21Bibliographically approved

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